Marta Tonelli Marta Tonelli


Marta Tonelli (1990) works with photography.

She is currently scientific director for the Master in Photography at the IUAV University, Venice, and she collaborates with ICCD Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione, Ministry of culture, Rome, on a series of photographic campaigns to be carried out in the South of Italy.

Marta studied architecture at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland, where she graduated in 2017 with Mario Botta. During her studies, she got closer to the medium of photography as she was often asked to precisely collect images from the produced materials. Her interest in it has defined itself through time, whilst she developed a wide and multi-faceted design approach. Marta has worked for the art and architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen in Concepcion, Chile, and with Made in, Geneva, Switzerland. In February 2018 she started the Master in Photography at the IUAV University, in Venice, where she developed her master thesis under the guidance of Stefano Graziani. She has worked as research assistant on site and still collaborates today with architectural historian and curator Nina Rappaport at Vertical Urban Factory, New York City.

Paolo Nestler und die Frage der Vergänglichkeit, curated by Gabriella Cianciolo Cosentino, Germany, 2022 (upcoming)

Manual with some exercises to photograph the landscape, together with Giambattista Zaccariotto and Stefano Graziani, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, 2022 (upcoming)

In other places, photographic project developed between Austria, Italy, Spain, United States (2018-2019),

Ėjzenštejn. Il montaggio come metodo compositivo
Master thesis, supervised by Prof. Vega Tescari

Teaching activity
Master Iuav in Photography
August 2018 - now
Structuring of the project Viaggio in Italia, come to Italy with me. Teaching assistant for Filippo Romano, Josè Pedro Cortes, Stefano Graziani.

NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, Italia
Winter semester 2020, 2021
Teaching assistant to Stefano Graziani's studio

Università Iuav di Venezia, Italia
Spring semester 2019, 2020
Teaching assistant to Laboratorio di fotografia held by Andrea Pertoldeo

Isia Urbino, Italia
Spring semester 2020, 2021
Teaching assistant to Stefano Graziani's studio - Documenti e limiti d’azione (2020), Appunti per un’idea riguardo Palazzo Ducale a Urbino, a partire dal film Arca russa, regia di Aleksandr Sokurov, 2002 (2021)

Politecnico di Milano, Polo di Piacenza, Italia
August - September 2019
Tutor for the OC – Open City - International Summer School, 10° edition

School Of Public Architecture - Michael Graves College, Kean University, New Jersey, United States
September - December 2018
Collaboration with Professor Nina Rappaport in the class "Industrial artifact: Urban industrial vernacular architecture in NJ and its cultural meanings"

“Zum Bild, das Wort. Questions on photographic meaning” 12/2020
Institute for Principles of Modern Architecture (Design and Theory), Universität Stuttgart, Prof. Matteo Trentini

“Fragile Landscapes” 10/2019
Università di Genova, Dipartimento di Architettura e Design - Coastal Design Lab, Prof. Arch. Carmen Andriani

“Industrial Photography: an insight”, 10/2018
School Of Public Architecture, Michael Graves College, Kean University, New Jersey, Stati Uniti, Prof. Nina RappaporT

Photograph by S. Graziani